Not sure whats wrong with my Dwarf Gourami

  1. Esoree

    Esoree Initiate Member

    Hi everyone,

    I've had my Dwarf Gourami for a year and a half now and recently he has lost some coloration, white stringy poop, a bulge on his side and seems to have pine-coned scales.

    He still eats like normal and behaves normally from what I can tell.

    These are my Water Parameters:
    0 ppm Ammonia
    0 ppm Nitrites
    15 ppm Nitrates
    Tested with API's Freshwater Drop test kit.

    and I do a 25% water change weekly, remember to condition with Seachem Prime.

    I attached some pictures to help with the identification of what is causing these symptoms.

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    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. peregrine

    peregrine Member Member

    Sounds like an internal parasite. And pineconing he might have dropsy.. :(
  3. escapay

    escapay Well Known Member Member

    I agree most likely parasites. White stringy poo is often a symptom of that.

    The pinecone look is dropsy. Usually once you see that happen, the fish is a goner. :(